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Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 5.59.26 PMCrossing the Rhine 1918Further treasures unearthed in my mother’s home.

This is my grandfather’s regiment gathered for a commemorative photo of their time as part of the occupying force in Germany after World War One – notice the date and location, Bonn 1919. Somewhere in those rows of men with faces too small to decipher is my grandfather.

In his scrapbooks is a picture of Canadian troops entering Bonn in late November 1918 not long after the war ended (second photo).